The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, as part of the celebration of its forty years of operation, is organizing a scientific conference on "The female figure in the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis", which will take place in Heraklion, from October 20-22, 2023.

The female form has an important presence in the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis, while the ambivalent representation of women in his work has often been commented upon. As with other issues related to the author, the topic often raises conflicting opinions. The Museum addresses both young researchers and experienced and specialized scholars of Modern Greek Literature and Nikos Kazantzakis and invites them to examine aspects of the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis around his relationship with the female form and its depiction in his texts, to explore unexplored or overlooked aspects of the subject and to propose new, objective approaches based on modern scientific data.

Those interested in participating in the conference with an announcement related to the above thematic section, should know that the announcement must be original, presented in Greek, and last 20 minutes. Abstracts of their presentations (up to 300 words) should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat via the email address no later than April 30, 2023. The abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific committee of the Conference and the results of the evaluation will be communicated to participants by June 1, 2023.

After the end of the conference and until the end of February 2024, the participants will be invited to send the full text of their announcement following the instructions they will receive from the Secretariat of the conference, so that it will be published in the proceedings.

Registration and participation in the conference is free.

The conference will be held in Greek.

Scientific Committee:
Thanasis Agathos, Associate Professor of Modern Greek Philology
Athens university
Yannis Dimitrakakis, Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Philology
University of Crete
Angela Kastrinaki, Professor of Modern Greek Philology
University of Crete
Anastasia Markomichelaki, Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Literature
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Christina Dounia, Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek Philology
Athens university

To the Conference's email address
At the Kazantzakis Museum contact number 2810741689 daily 10.00-15.00 (except Saturdays)

The President of the Board of Directors of the Museum   & President of the Organizing Committee of the Conference

Prof. Michalis Taroudakis